I think I mentioned just recently that I had gone a bit mad with purchasing magazines. I very rarely buy them but over the last month or so I've been tempted by quite a few. This turned out to be quite fortuitous as I had the perfect stamp and die set to use for my card. Simply Cards and Papercraft had a lovely leaf stamp and die set which I've been itching to use. I stamped the leaf several times to create my background and used Verdigris embossing powder and heat embossed it. This has to be my favourite embossing powder and I will be gutted when it's finished. I've had it for years and I've no idea who makes it. I used the die to cut one leaf out and mounted it onto a small panel. I did flick a little of the embossing powder onto the panel and heated it to give it a little bit of interest.
I just distressed the edges of my panels a bit and added some gems to finish it off. I'm quite pleased with the results. It's not what I normally do but I might try it more often if they turn out like this. The photo doesn't really do it justice.
Anyway, over to you. Please can we see your lovely homemade backgrounds. If you are in need of inspiration please check out the design team. They are a talented bunch of ladies and have very varied styles.
Thanks for reading and stay safe.
Love Dawn x
looks like a great stamp Dawn,a wonderful idea to use it as a background ans as the focal image a beautiful cardReplyDelete
A super card Dawn, your leafy background is fabulous.ReplyDelete
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
Really lovely card.ReplyDelete
Oh, how wonderful, Dawn! That is such a nice fern stamp!! I'm really showing my ignorance but I didn't know that the stamping magazines gave out stamps and dies. That's pretty cool! Have a great week and please stay safe.ReplyDelete
This is a lovely leaf stamp, Dawn. The background looks so nice with the one stamp accentuated. :)ReplyDelete
Oh I love this stamped background you created!!ReplyDelete
Simply beautiful! I love how you mounted the die cut leave so it hangs over the raised panel.ReplyDelete
GOrgeous card, lovely stamp. I too have lost what day it is, very weird feeling for sure! Stay safe. Hugs EmmaxReplyDelete
Love your card and great stamp.Never heard of that embossing powder. I only have white and clear. I really need to get some different kinds. I'm like you I never know what day it is. Hope your doing well.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Dawn. The stamp makes for a great background.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous card and design Dawn, I love all of the stamped leaves!ReplyDelete